Beast Inspired Food Art

Total Time
2h 30m
Prep Time
Cook Time

A hearty and arty meal for your little one to get their paws on.

Perfect for beastly appetites!

What You'll Need
  • 500g of grass fed beef
  • ½ an onion
  • 1 carrot
  • 1 courgette
  • 2 cloves garlic
  • 1 sprig of rosemary
  • 1 wholemeal wrap
  • 1 slice of free range ham
  • 2 large potatoes
  • 30g shredded mozzarella
  • 100ml skimmed milk
  • 150g plain flour
  • Drop of black natural food dye
  • Drop of blue natural food dye
How To Make It
Step 1 / 28
  • 1

    To make the black and blue pancake

    Place flour into two separate bowl and add enough water so that the mixture is runny. Whisk until it becomes the consistency of a thin crepe batter.

  • 2

    Add a drop black dye into one bowl and a drop of blue dye to the other and stir until incorporated.

  • 3

    Place some oil into a pan and use a spoon to pour small amounts of pancake batter into it.

  • 4

    Allow the pancake batter to cook through on one side – you will notice the colour darken. Avoid flipping as this will change the smoothness of the pancake.

  • 5

    Once cooked remove and place onto a paper towel. Leave to cool.

  • 1

    To make Beast

    Finely dice onion, carrot and courgette.

  • 2

    Add a small amount of olive oil into a deep pot on a medium to high heat add the pieces of beef and cook until brown.

  • 3

    Add the onion, carrot, zucchini, garlic and rosemary and sweat off for a further 5 minutes.
    Cover the mix with water, place on the lid and cook on low heat for 2 hours or until meat softens.

  • 6

    Using a cutter cut two circles out of the wholemeal wrap to make the base of the eye. Using the lid of a marker cut two smaller circles out of the blue pancake to make the iris, and then place these onto the base of the eye.

  • 8

    Using a straw or pen lid cut two smaller circles out of the black pancake for the pupils, and then place each of them in the middle of each iris.

  • 9

    To make the eyes shine cut two small squares out of the wholemeal wrap and place on the top left side of the pupil.

  • 10

    To make Beast’s nose cut a v shape out of wholemeal wrap.

  • 11

    To Make Beast’s lower lip cut a curved line out of wholemeal wrap. This to be 4 times the length of nose.

  • 12

    Again cut two more V shapes out of wholemeal wrap, however this time cut the top of the v in a curve. This will be used for the lower eye lid.

  • 13

    Cut two teeth out of the whole meat wrap.

  • 14

    Cut an elongated pentagon shape out of the wholemeal wrap for the bridge of the nose.

  • 15

    Place the lower eye lids, nose and bottom lip into a sandwich press and toast until brown.

  • 16

    Cut two crescent shapes out of the black pancake for the ears.

  • 17

    Within half an hour of your beef being ready to plate, cut potatoes and place into a pot, cover with water and a pinch of salt. Bring to the boil and simmer until potatoes are cooked through.

  • 18

    Once potatoes are cooked, add mozzarella and skim milk. For a smooth texture pass potatoes through a fine sieve.

  • 19

    Once cooked shred the beef using two forks.

  • 20

    It is time to make BEAST! Using a spoon arrange the beef into an upside down U. Place two little spoons on the top of each side for the ears. Do not fuss too much about the shape at this stage as you will be able to reshape later on.

  • 22

    Fill the middle of the U with mashed potato, and then place the eye where the mashed potato meets the beef.

  • 24

    Place the bridge of the nose in between the eyes. Place the nostrils below the bridge

  • 25

    Cut a thin slice of ham and place below the nostrils.

  • 26 (2)

    Add the eyes, horns, and ears
    To add further definition you may toast two curved pieces of wholemeal wrap to place on the sides of the cheek.

  • 27

    Place a tooth on each end of the ham, place the lower lip on the bottom of the ham.

  • 29

    To add an extra element of nutrition cut the letters of your child’s name out of a vegetable. Place vegetable letters on the plate

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